At the end of this month, Fujifilm will begin selling the Instax Mini 40 Instant Film Camera. The main feature of the mini Instax Fujifilm camera is the original body made in retro style.
Dimensions are 104 × 121 × 65 mm, weight is approximately 330 grams without batteries and accessories. The Instax camera mini received a two-component lens ( f = 60 mm), as well as a real-image viewfinder with a focusing point. An electronic shutter with program control is used (1 / 2–1 / 250 s).
Fujifilm Instax Mini photo paper is used to print images. The size of still images is 62 × 46 mm, and it takes about 90 seconds to fully develop (depending on the ambient temperature).
The mini Instax camera is powered by two AA batteries. There is a small mirror for taking self-portraits; in addition, a continuously firing flash with automatic brightness control is provided.
Price and availability
An optional protective case with a carrying strap is also available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com for $19.99 only.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Specs
- Film Format: INSTAX Mini
- Focal Length: 60 – 60mm / 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture: f/5.6 to 16
- Focus Type: Fixed Focus
- Minimum Focus Distance: 299.7 mm
- Viewfinder Type: Optical
- Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.37x
- Exposure Modes: Automatic
- Shutter Speed: .5 to 250 Sec
- Built-In Flash
- Effective Flash Range:0.3 to 2.7 m
- Flash Modes: Auto
- Recycle Time: 6.5 Sec
- Battery Type: 2 x AA
- Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.4 x 6.6 cm
- Weight: 0.7 lb / 330 g
Last year, Fujifilm has introduced the Instax Square SQ1 instant camera with a square form factor, typical of its INSTAX series design, uses proprietary Instax Square cartridges, and is priced at $120.